Organised Historical Rummaging: Lessons from my research

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The National Library of Australia is one of my many favourite national institutions in Canberra. After growing up in Cairns at the end of the bitumen in Far North Queensland, having access to such fine institutions has been a godsend! Today I had the privilege to present my research to my fellow readers as part of the Petherick Reading Room's end of year meeting. 

I am grateful for being able to share the virtual floor with Director-General of the NLA, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, and former ACT Chief Minister and Senator Gary Humphries

The blurb from my presentation reads:

Dr Michael de Percy is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society at the University of Canberra . He will be demonstrating a form of process tracing of historical events over time using a model he has developed, incorporating historical material from Trove and other records provided by the NLA.

My PowerPoint slides are available below. There are some links in the slides that may be useful.

Well, that's a wrap for my speaking engagements in 2020. Merry Christmas!